TeachNZ scholarships

All TeachNZ Scholarships for 2019 are now open!

Find out which scholarship can support you on your path to being a great teacher and apply online, or by post, now.

Please complete your application by 26 October 2018 for it to be considered in the initial round of assessment. You will be notified of your outcome by 29 November 2018.

However, if you have not completed your application by this date, do not be deterred.

Depending on how many scholarships have been allocated, you may be eligible to apply for the scholarship of your choice through the following two application rounds, that will run as detailed below.

  • Round 2 – 17/12/2018 – 22/02/2019
  • Round 3 – 06/05/2019 – 14/06/2019

You can apply for multiple scholarships, but can only be granted one.

Please note: You do not need to be enrolled in an approved teaching programme when applying for a scholarship, unless you are applying for a Kupe Scholarship.

Part-time options are available. Scholarships awarded to part-time students will only cover course fees. Only full-time students will be eligible to receive scholarship allowances. The above scholarship table is for the 2018 TeachNZ scholarships. Scholarships are subject to change.


 What is the TeachNZ Scholarship Programme?

The TeachNZ scholarship programme aligns to the Ministry of Education’s goal of shaping an education system that delivers equitable and excellent outcomes for all.

The scholarship programme has three roles in contributing to equity and excellent outcomes:

  1. It helps enable equitable access to teaching by reducing/minimising significant barriers that some individuals in Aotearoa New Zealand have in entering initial teacher education.
  2. It addresses equity by supporting people from the communities who are underserved by the system, to enter the system through initial teacher education.
  3. It supports the system to deliver excellent outcomes by getting the right teachers in the right place at the right time. For example, scholarship criteria is weighted to address areas that are experiencing teacher supply pressure such as:
    • specific subjects e.g. Science, Technology, Maths, Te Reo Māori
    • specific sectors e.g. ECE, Primary, Secondary, Māori Medium
    • specific regions or settings e.g. Auckland, Southland, Gisborne/East Coast, rural and isolated schools.

What TeachNZ Scholarships are on offer?

Please follow the links to find out more about the fantastic scholarships available:


Need help?

Remember, we're here to help. If you have any questions, you can email us on teachnz.admin@education.govt.nz or call us during business hours on 0800 165 225.

You can also learn more about scholarships and other opportunities for funding by visiting our Scholarships: Frequently Asked Questions page.

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